The future of NJ Politics should not be politicians investigating politicians

By JON BRAMNICK Voices around the country agree with our concern that “bipartisan committee led by John Wisniewski is partisan.”

Below are observers who agree Wisneiwski’s committee is not bipartisan:

Chuck Todd, NBC News: “Democrats made a mistake with overly partisan make up of committee,” “should be 50-50” so it has political credibility. – MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Jan. 13, 2014;

Stuart Rothenberg: “the Christie investigation- From Inquiry to lynching.” Roll Call, Jan. 15, 2014;

David Gergen: “As the public concludes this is just about politics, this is not about the truth, it’s a way to smear Christie and it could backlash.” – CNN, Anderson Cooper, Jan. 16, 2014;

Real Clear Politics: “New Jersey Democratic leaders have been eager to offer worst case scenarios for how investigations into the episode might play out for Chris Christie.”  – Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

There has been no evidence that Chris Christie had any involvement in the closing of lanes at the bridge.

Everyone would like to know all of the facts as to why the lanes were closed. None of us want the future of New Jersey politics to be “politicians investigating politicians.” If partisan investigations dominate the New Jersey Legislature, the cycle of distrust will never end.

Jon Bramnick (R-21) is the Assembly Minority Leader

The future of NJ Politics should not be politicians investigating politicians